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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mastering DSLR Exposure and Camera Settings workshop 4/22

"Mastering DSLR Exposure and Camera Settings", a new class by Leo Heppner, Professional Photographer and Instructor, will be held on Sunday, April 22nd, from 1-4PM at La Cucina Italian Restaurant, 103 North Washington St, Havre de Grace, MD 20178.
This useful class will start with a 1 hour classroom instruction, then we'll go to the Lock House area in Havre de Grace for a 2 hour "hands-on" outdoor shooting session. Topics to be covered: How to achieve proper exposure for difficult lighting situations such as high contrast scenes, backlighting, frontlighting, and more. Plus, understanding how to use a hand-held meter. In addition, we'll learn about DSLR camera settings such as ISO, White Balance, Exposure Modes, Exposure Compensation, and Spot Metering. 

Fee for the class is $35, and for Photo Club members and Readers of P3 News & Reviews only $30. Rain date is Sunday, April 29th, same time and place. Pre-registration is required.

Update for Olympus 12-50mm Lens

Today Olympus announces the release of new firmware for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens that improves performance of the image stabilizer in macro mode when used with the OM-D E-M5 and supports the Zoom Resume (similar to Olympus' RESET LENS OFF) function for electric zoom lenses when used with Panasonic cameras.

 Here are the updates:  Firmware Version 1.1 for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ

 There are two options for updating the firmware:

 1) Simply launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer.

 Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.

 2) Download the software updater from the following link:
 http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads_updater.asp
 and follow the installer instructions.

 With each method, users can choose to display information related to what the update will apply, prior to performing the update.

The ability to update the firmware of Olympus digital camera components, bodies, lenses, accessories, and take advantage of some of the latest technologies is one of the key advantages of Olympus’ 100% digital design.

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